Yesterday, I attended the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s ‘Taste of Pasta’ event in the Steel Plaza, outside the US Steel Tower (Steel Building). I actually attended the event last year as well. For $9 you receive 4 portions of pasta from various vendors. I grabbed samples from Grecian Isles (located in the Steel Building – linguini with feta), Rafaelle’s Passionate Italian Eatery (Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills – four-cheese baci with marinara), Sewickley Heights Golf Club (cold taipei tuna noodle salad – my fav!), and Church Brew Works (Lawrenceville – pasta salad with shrimp, black beans, tomatoes). Everything was really good. Rafaelle’s was also generously handing out a small dessert – a chocolate pudding/cookie/ganache thing. Yum. The amount of pasta was more than enough for lunch. I nibbled a tiny bit of the dessert. A great event! Obviously, any readers have missed the boat on attending, but here are some other upcoming events I may try and attend…
Food Fridays in the courtyard – Different vendors are to be setting up in the courthouse courtyard and selling a $5-$7 lunch spread. I used to walk through the courtyard every day on the way to work and it really is beautiful. Hope to make it to this sometime.
Great European BeerFest – Happening at the Sharp Edge Beer Emporium parking lot the weekend of June 27th and 28th. The Boy has been talking about going. I still lean toward wine in most settings but am always up for learning more about beer!
Happy hours – There are many of great deals to be had in the city right now. Last night I attended at a happy hour at Tusca in Southside Works. The bar space is nice and opens up on to the sidewalk. All (or mostly all) drinks and some appetizers were half off from 5-7. Not a bad deal! Check it out.
Know of any other great foodie events happening in Pittsburgh or beyond? Let me know!